Science for the Masses


Two citizen scientists challenge the monolith of the scientific industry through their own open source experimentation, all from the comfort of their garage.

Format: HD, Archival  |  Length: 10 min

Co-Directed with C.S. Ward.

Synopsis:  Biohacking is a small but energized movement among professional and amateur scientists alike who are taking experimentation into their own hands. The movement is embodied by an unlikely pair, who have become roommates and labmates in a small town in southern California. Gabriel & Jeff have turned their off-the-grid abode into an environmentally sustainable biology lab where they are developing technologies like contact lenses that help the wearer see infrared. Science for the Masses explores the motivation of these two intensely curious individuals as they challenge traditional academic and industry models of doing science by experimenting for its own sake and sharing all of their findings.

Imagine Science Film Festival | New York | October 2015
Raw Science Film Festival | Los Angeles | December 2015
SF Indie Fest | San Francisco, CA | February 2016
Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival | Sebastopol, CA | March 2016
Seattle Transmedia and Independent Film Festival | Seattle, WA | July 2016
InScience Film Festival | Amsterdam, Netherlands | November 2016
Artomatic | Crystal City, VA | April 2017
Labocine | April – May 2017

Best Student Documentary < 10 Minutes | Raw Science Film Festival | 2015